Assistant to City Manager (20509439) Job at CalOpps, San Francisco, CA

  • CalOpps
  • San Francisco, CA

Job Description


2415 University Avenue East Palo Alto, 94303


The City of East Palo Alto is seeking

TWO skilled, compassionate and self-motivated professionals


Salary: $11,558 - $14,049 Monthly

$138,703 - $168,595 Annually

Plus an attractive benefits package

Onsite/Monday-Friday-8hr days           


The first review of applications will be on Monday, June 24, 2024


The City of East Palo Alto is excited to announce openings for two dynamic Assistant to the City Manager positions. These roles are integral to the City Manager's Office, providing vital support to the City Manager and Assistant City Manager. As an Assistant to City Manager, you will engage in diverse responsibilities, including spearheading special projects, conducting in-depth research, drafting comprehensive reports, coordinating interdepartmental activities, and overseeing budget administration. Both positions offer the unique flexibility of serving as generalist with one focusing on internal services and the other on external services, with potential rotations based on your interests and strengths. This is a unique chance to gain invaluable experience, positioning you for senior leadership roles within city management and beyond.


Key Responsibilities:

Internal Services Focus:

  • Lead strategic planning, analytics, and innovation initiatives.
  • Oversee budget administration and provide leadership to analysts and administrative staff.
  • Assess and enhance City processes, drive innovation efforts, and foster continuous organizational improvement.

External Services Focus:

  • Manage communications, community engagement, economic development, and emergency planning.
  • Collaborate closely with the City Clerk/Public Information Officer on public communications and engagement.
  • Partner with Community & Economic Development Department staff on economic growth initiatives.
  • Work with Police personnel on emergency planning strategies.

Both positions are designed to rotate or split focuses to align with the strengths and interests of the incumbents, ensuring a tailored and enriching professional experience. Join us in East Palo Alto and take the next step in your career while contributing to the vibrant and thriving community we serve.



For more information about this exciting opportunity please view the brochure below:

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Special Instructions


It is important to complete all required application materials. Applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview.  The most qualified will be invited to a panel interview. Those that score the highest out of the panel interview will be advanced to department interviews.


To be considered for this exciting opportunity, candidates should apply through Complete an online application and the required supplemental questionnaire.All materials must be included to be considered as a candidate.

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED the first review of applications will be on Monday, June 24th, 2024.

Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to Danielle Oliveira from Muchmore Than Consulting or (650) 853-3116.

The City of East Palo Alto is not responsible for the failure of internet forms or email in submitting your application. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Danielle Oliveira from Muchmore Than Consulting .




The City of East Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, protected medical leaves, domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, and any other status  protected by state or federal law in its employment actions, decisions, policies and practices.

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